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Action 330 completed: update Arch/DataSets

From: Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 18:06:04 +0100
Message-ID: <46A782FC.3060908@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: RIF <public-rif-wg@w3.org>

Following my action from this week's telecon (Action-330) I have updated 
the Arch/DataSets page [1] to reflect the discussion at both F2F6 and 
the telecon.

I've restructured the page to split the problem into three pieces 
instead of two - data set identification, data model identification and 
data model usage. Originally I took my remit to be the first two of 
those but discussions have tended to focus on the last one.

I've tweaked the metadata example to drop rif:format (I could explain 
and argue about that if anyone cares).

I've tweaked the hierarchy of data model classes in the metadata 
ontology to
  (a) include RIF as a data model
  (b) reflect my answer to Jeff about RDFS as a subclass of OWL/full,
  (c) replace OWL with OWLFull since that's the only OWL fragment which 
got a first choice vote at f2f6,
  (d) drop relational models (again referring back to the f2f6 vote)

In the section on "data model usage" I've tried to reflect the options 
raised at the telecon. I'll put my take on those options in a separate 
email since the Wiki doesn't seem the right place for a discussion.

**NOTE**

(1) The framing part is just as important as the discussion part. It 
would be perfectly legitimate for the WG to decide any or all of these 
are non-issues and not cater for them, or not in this phase. So think 
about whether you think we need a solution at all, not just about the 
specific solution. For example, the "data set identification" problem is 
in there just because Christian mentioned it at F2F5 - we could decide 
we don't care about that.

(2) If anyone wants to take over ownership of this area feel free. I've 
no particular need myself for this machinery and so am basing the 
suggestions on abstract thought rather than practical need.

Dave

[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wg/wiki/Arch/Data_Sets
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